Our Work

Giving season may be over but at Ghana Girl Rising we give every season! We donated school supplies to the amazing children at Great Mission International. They were very happy. We are very happy, too. #GhanaGirlRising

Excellent! On Saturday, Ghana Girl Rising visited e-Ananse Library to award winners of Read Read Foundation’s annual writing challenge. Congratulations to all the award recipients. We look forward to seeing you continue on your journeys towards academic excellence. 

Ghana Girl Rising was honored to attend the Belle Minds Women Conference in Tema to speak with young women about how to dominate with grace. Such a beautiful group of dynamic souls. We are very thankful for including us.

We visited Madina Estate School in partnership with Dare to Dream Foundation to show students that learning is fun! These students are brilliant — and a happy bunch. We look forward to visiting them again soon.

Congratulations to Nicole Coffie for winning our Q4 Essay Contest! Nicole is currently in Class 5 at the Abokobi Presby Basic School in Accra, where she is among the top of her class. She has been awarded the Ghana Girl Rising Scholarship, which will cover her tuition and school fees for the last term of the 2022 academic school year. Great job, Nicole!

We gave her flowers. Christabelle, 14, did what most are afraid to do. She volunteered to give an impromptu presentation about soft skills in front of a crowd. She was awarded a bouquet of flowers and an Apple Watch for her courage. Now that’s a #GhanaGirlRising

It was a pleasure visiting the New Life Nungua Children’s Home to donate supplies and speak to Ghana’s youth about the power of soft skills. We encouraged participants to remain active in their quest to become the future leaders of their generation and we’re excited to partner with the institution for future community-building activities.

ANNOUNCING: The Ghana Girl Rising Book Club! We’re making reading COOL again and inviting young women based in Ghana to join us in a safe and trusted space to network, learn and grow from each other. For the month of September, we’re reading “You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment” by Thich Nhat Hanh. You’re welcome to join us! Zoom details will be communicated to those who register.

We’re in the news! Thank you, Shine My Crown for the feature! Stay tuned for more workshops, scholarship announcements and events we have in store this year! #GhanaGirlRising #ShineMyCrown

A new school term is quickly approaching and we’re awarding one lucky winner a stipend in US dollars to pay for tuition, fees and school supplies. Are you or someone you know interested? In 500 words, tell us “What is your biggest weakness and what are you doing to overcome it?”

This contest is eligible for Ghana-based women between the ages of 10 and 17 years old who is currently attending a school based in Ghana. The deadline is August 31 so get writing and send your essay to info@ghanagirlrising.com. Deadline: 31 August, 2022.

We look forward to reviewing your responses!

What a great partnership with The HACSA Foundation! We participated in their virtual conference under the theme: “Building the Future We Want: Technology, Creativity, Sustainability.” Thank you HACSA for the opportunity and allowing us to showcase our work at your exhibition booth #GhanaGirlRising 

We gave Bridget Bonnie her flowers 💐 for her hard work, dedication and persistence to help Ghanaians who need it most. Bridget is an executive at The PEC Project, a non-profit organization catered to serve underprivileged children in Ghana.

“A good foundation is one in which the founder is selfless, making others rich, focused and must uphold integrity, must be genuine and driven by faith,” she said.

From the entire team at Ghana Girl Rising, thank you for your service to giving back to our communities. 

Once a month, we like to hold events for young men in the community and we couldn’t be happier than to pull the artists out of them today! We donated coloring books to the Osu Children House and encouraged them to color everyday because art is therapy and calms the mind.

#NostalgiaOverload — Four years ago today, we thought we could level the playing field for girls who lacked access to an education. What a fun ride it has been! From workshops, tuition assistance, volunteerism efforts & partnerships w/ other NGOs, we’ve come quite a long way…and we’re just getting started. Check out this #tbt to our very first meeting in Accra New Town. Can you believe these girls are almost heading to University soon?

Who remembers participating in their school spelling bee?

Last week, Ghana Girl Rising, in partnership with Bôhten, organized a 4th grade spelling bee competition at the Jack and Jill School in Accra.

Two girls clinched the win! They were awarded funding to go towards school fees.

Efua’s winning word: emphasize

Elizabeth’s winning word: restaurant

Congratulations, young ladies!

We are pleased to announce that our executive director @ZainaAdamu has been selected a Harvard W3D: Women in Defense, Diplomacy & Development Board member for her ongoing efforts in supporting Ghana’s young women through education. Congratulations, Zaina! 🎉 Learn more about their work here.

At Ghana Girl Rising, our aim is to find top talent among young Ghanaian women and provide them with access to an education. However, we also recognize the impact young men can have in society, too. Therefore, we decided to award the final recipient of our scholarship series to a young man named Ibrahim Ofori.

Ibrahim wrote a compelling essay about what he would do if he won one million dollars. He made no mention of spending the money on himself. Instead, he wrote about giving to members of community, his family and his congregation.

Great job, Ibrahim! It was a pleasure meeting you!

As part of our civic engagement activities, we visited the T.I. Ahmadiyya International School to speak with sixth graders about public values and how to make a change in their communities. 

The students were wonderful and we look forward to seeing how they will make a difference in the world. Success! 

Congratulations to Niemat Suleman for being named the 4th recipient of the award. She ranked #1 among her classmates in an essay she wrote about how she planned to give back to her community after she finishes school. 

We’re so proud of you, Niemat! #GhanaGirlRising 🇬🇭 

Ghana Girl Rising would like to congratulate the latest recipient of our Women Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship, Bakiyatu Abdullah. 🎉

Bakiyatu graduated from St. John’s Grammar Senior High School and recently became an alumna at the Pharmatrust Professional College where she studied Pharmaceutics. She is currently pursuing admission into a full-time pharmaceutical program with the intent to become a pharmacist.

She is currently a medicine counter assistant at Merkot Pharmacy in Kasoa, located in Ghana’s Central region. In her free time, she enjoys reading and watching movies.

From all of us at GGR, we are very proud of you, Bakiyatu!

Ghana Girl Rising would like to congratulate Amira Musah as the latest winner of our Women Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship.

Amira is a student at Accra Technical University where she studies procurement and is an honours graduate at Nifa Senior High School. She is also the founder of a natural juice shop called Pineginger. 

In her free time she enjoys going to the beach and listening to music. When she finishes studies later this year, she plans to become a procurement officer,  responsible for assessing products, services and negotiating contracts for Fortune 500 companies. 

Congratulations, Amira! We wish you all the best in your future academic and professional endeavors. 

Because we received a large number of submissions for our last essay contest, we decided to open up submissions for another round! This time, we want to know in 1,000 words: “Tell us about a time you failed and what did you learn from it?” We look forward to reading your responses! Send to: info@ghanagirlrising.com
*Deadline: 31st January 2022

Congratulations to the winner of our latest essay contest, Rahmatu Mohammed! 🎉

Rahmatu is a 15-year-old student at the Alhaji Saka Memorial School in Accra’s New Town area, where she was selected as the school prefect and ambassador because of her high standards of behaviour and emotional intelligence. 

She enjoys reading and taking part in essay competitions. She aspires to become a lab technician. 

Congratulations, Rama! We are very proud of you. 🇬🇭 

Today we partnered with the Grace and Love Foundation to provide donations and have lunch with patients at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. They were a fun bunch and we made new friends!

We recently partnered with Dennis Law Ghana to train young law journalists about the art of writing. Thank you for having us! We hope you all learned a thing or two.

Start 2022 on the “write” start and end on top! Enter into our essay contest. It’s simple! In 500 words or less, tell us: “What opinion do you have that is completely unimportant in the grand scheme of things? Send your responses to: info@ghanagirlrising.com. Good luck!

We are honored to have partnered with the Portia Gana Foundation by donating funds to supply young women with sanitary pads. Last week, the foundation’s executive director, Portia Gana, hand delivered the toiletries to over 1,000 girls in low-income communities in Ghana’s Upper West region. It was a success! Thank you for allowing us to partner with you, Portia Gana Foundation! Learn more about the Portia Gana Foundation at portiaganafoundation.org

We were thrilled to donate a projector to the Volivo Basic School in the Volta region. We were informed that the projector has significantly improved classroom engagement among students and their teachers.

Ghana Girl Rising’s latest award recipient is Precious Nyaniba Elliam, who was awarded funding for school supplies as she begins her post-secondary education. Precious is the founder of Hair Secrets, a plant-based product hair line targeted to encourage African women to embrace their natural hair. She raised funds and donated the money raised to her community library and a needy girl in school.

Congratulations, Precious! Make Ghana proud.

We are at it again! Ghana Girl Rising has partnered with African Leadership University and the Mastercard Foundation to award scholarships to final-year SHS students who plan to attend University for the 2022-2023 academic year. Due to a high number of applicants, only those who pass the assessment will be contacted with details on next steps. APPLY NOW!

We MOVE! Ghana Girl Rising has partnered with African Leadership University and the Mastercard Foundation to award 100% scholarships for young women with an SHS diploma to attend University for the 2020 Fall academic school year. Leave a message on our Contact Us page for more info!

Thank you for the shout out, NBC Nightly News! Check out the stories of some of Ghana’s incredible entrepreneurs here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP1wH9rpNHQ&t=322s

On Thursday, one of our Board members, Jewel Thompson, invited us to speak with NBC Nightly News about building startups in Ghana. We look forward to sharing the story with you when it becomes available. Thank you Jewel and NBC!

We are thankful to the Harvard Kennedy School for allowing us to use their platform to inform the public about female child labor in Ghana. Take a moment to read their stories, in addition to learning more about policy recommendations we have for our leaders in government.

Part of what we do includes speaking with underserved children about what we can do to help. We are learning that many child beggars do not see themselves going anywhere beyond the lives they live on the streets. It is a mindset they’ve been programmed to believe. We are attempting to change that.

We met a brilliant young man named Abraham who wants to go to school but couldn’t because of his condition. After sharing his story with the Renel Foundation, we were informed that a donor will pay all medical costs to repair his legs. Thankful to RENEL for helping to make this happen!

We along with the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition visited Dagbon where we hand delivered maxi pads and other toiletries to young women at a local school. We are very thankful for allowing us to visit you.


JOIN us as we begin planning for our 2020-2021 programs COMING SOON! Contact us for more information.

Ghana Girl Rising’s Executive Director, Zaina Adamu, has been nominated as the 21st Century’s Black Entrepreneur of the Year! Show your support and VOTE. Voting begins October 1.

We met with policy makers in the Western region today to talk about education inclusivity & equality. Oh, and of course our favorite part: speaking to girls! They had fun!

Today Ghana Girl Rising awarded scholarships to the Foundation’s top students. They were elated! We plan on launching another round of scholarships at the top of the new year.

Another successful Ghana Girl Rising program! We used this opportunity to talk women empowerment and leadership development. The girls loved the cake, too.

Our inaugural meeting was a huge success! We met with young women in Accra’s New Town area to announce our plans to award scholarships to the foundation’s top students.